1. masterchan777

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    Nintendo has released a major system update for Wii U, bringing the firmware version up to 5.0.0.

    One of the major features introduced in this update is the quick start menu. Which allows players to start playing games without having to encounter the menu screen.

    • A Quick Start Menu is now displayed when users press the GamePad POWER Button or HOME Button to power on the Wii U
      • Users can start recently played or newly installed software directly from the Quick Start Menu (*1)
    • Wii U GamePad Alerts (special notifications from Nintendo) can be displayed on the GamePad when the Wii U is powered down
      • Users will be notified with an audio ringtone when a new GamePad Alert is displayed
      • GamePad Alerts that have been received can also be viewed through the Quick Start Menu (*2)
    Changes to Standby Functions:
    • System updates will now automatically install after download when the Wii U is in Standby
    Changes to the Wii U Menu:
    • The User Settings screen now displays when users select their User Mii from the Wii U Menu
    • The design and layout of the Users Settings screen has been updated
      • This includes the ability to switch the active user from the User Settings screen
    Changes to System Settings:
    • Quick Start Menu options have been added to Power Settings
      • Wii U GamePad Alert options are located within the Quick Start Menu options
    Changes to the HOME Menu
    • A Notification icon is now available on the HOME Menu, allowing users to launch the Notifications feature from the HOME Menu
    Improvements to system stability and usability:
    • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
    (*1) The Quick Start Menu is only displayed when the Wii U GamePad POWER or HOME Buttons are pressed. Other controllers, such as the Wii Remote Plus and Wii U Pro Controller, will continue to power on the Wii U
    (*2) Wii U GamePad Alerts are different from the notifications received via the Wii U Notifications feature. Wii U GamePad Alerts settings can be changed via Power Settings located in System Settings.

    UPDATE: Crediar has confirmed that this update does NOT fix any known vulnerabilities in the WiiU web browser.

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  2. Rizzorules

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    I hope this update doesnt make useless the wiikey u device
     
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    Does kill homebrew on the vWii at all, or affect it in any other way. Luckily I can bypass the update by going into vWii by holding the B button. Anyone confirm anything adversely affected?
     
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    Based on the log from https://twitter.com/WiiUmpersonator, the only vWii title changed is HCUE, which is the manual. Unless they're somehow blocking it with a Wii U title, running homebrew isn't affected by this update.
     
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    I'm not completely agreeing with the automatic installation of system updates when the system is powered off, not gonna lie...
     
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    Dusting off ol' reliable as I type this!
     
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    Yet another reason to just unplug the system when you're done using it. Fuck standby, not like it makes the system boot faster or anything worthwhile.
     
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    I place an extra character in front of my SSID. Stops them pesky update varmits in their tracks. :P
     
  10. gunner007

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    Just saw this on my RSS feed. Thank you for the fast start feature.

    Has anyone already loaded up the 5.0 FW and seen if vWii is still working?

    Edit: vWii is okay - no changes. New quick launch feature requires standby enable. So if you care about your FW version, disable your network access.

    WiiU may be unsafe due to the browser being upgraded. If you care for a WiiU exploit, you may want to wait.
     
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    I wouldn't download it if I were you, since on the changelog it says

    Which sounds pretty dangerous for any future possibility of homebrew.
     
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    Anybody updated while having CIOS and homebrew channel?
     
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    Perhaps they removed the option for the update check. I had mine set to disable searching for updates while in standby. Though to be honest, I don't leave the WiFi enabled. I just enable it when I want to go to the e-Shop and have to download the FW anyways.

    I was more just curious if the hacked vWii still works since 4.1
     
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    Thanks for the advice!, I will stay in 4.1.0, I want a exploit for Wii U!
     
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    Thanks for the reply! I don't want to lose future exploits for Wii U, I will stay in 4.1.0.

    EDIT: I read system menu 5.0 change vWii channel, could it fix the bug that you allow to skip updates when you access the vWii mode?
     
  16. loco365

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    Seeing as my Wii U can barely connect to the internet as it is... Well, idk.
     
  17. Sheimi

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    I don't like that it will install a firmware update when the WiiU is in standby. Eugh. Disabled standby while on 4.x
     
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    Standby was added in April last year and can be toggled on and off in the system settings. If you have it off, it doesn't download anything from the internet without your permission.
     
  19. KingVamp

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    Guess I'm not updating.
     
  20. NWPlayer123

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    I just checked from someone else, version 5 IS safe, for both Wii U and vWii, but I don't like the looks of that installing new versions while the system is idle, so it's your choice if you want to update, it adds the quick boot menu and the people I had check say it's actually running faster because of it.
     
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